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Jason Terry moves on from Houston Rockets to Milwaukee

By Tamberlyn Richardson
Mar 14, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Jason Terry (31) celebrates after scoring a basket during the third quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 14, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Jason Terry (31) celebrates after scoring a basket during the third quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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Jason Terry leaves Houston Rockets after two seasons to rejoin forces with Jason Kidd.

Free Agent Jason Terry spent two eventful seasons wearing a Houston Rockets jersey. During ‘the Jets’ first season in Houston he provided valuable leadership and efficient shooting.  Notably he became invaluable in Houston’s post season run replacing the injured Patrick Beverley.  Ultimately the Rockets got all the way to the Western Conference Finals.

Terry’s highlight from the 2014-15 season was the Game 6 come back win versus the Los Angeles Clippers.  where he played a pivotal role.

Despite the Rockets being decimated by injury, the elder statesman played 77 games and posted one of his better stat lines in recent years.

2014-15 Stat Line:

Points: 7.0

Assists: 1.9

Rebounds: 1.6

Field Goal Percent: 42.2

3 Point Field Goal Percent: 39.0%

Steals: 0.9

Minutes: 21.3

*all stats per game averages

This past season Terry’s role was less demanding, but he continued to provide the same benefits, albeit with a minor dip in his production.

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2015-16 Stat Line:

Points: 5.9

Assists: 1.4

Rebounds: 1.1

Field Goal Percent: 40.2

3 Point Field Goal Percent: 35.6%

Steals: 0.7

Minutes: 17.5

*all stats per game averages

The Jet Bucks Super Team Trend

With the Rockets signing free agents Pablo Prigioni and signed Eric Gordon the writing was on the proverbial wall Jason Terry would be leaving Houston.

At first glance the signing of Terry by the Bucks seems illogical.  Although the  Bucks lost guards Greivis Vasquez and Jerryd Bayless to free agency Milwaukee acted quickly to fill those roster openings.

Milwaukee added free agent Matthew Dellavedova and drafted guard Malcolm Brogdon. Guards currently on the roster are Michael Carter Williams, Tyler Ennis and Rashad Vaughn. In addition the experiment of starting lanky Giannis Antetokounmpo at the point is expected to continue.

I would like to thank God, my family and @Bucks @RealJasonKidd for allowing me to continue my journey #18in pic.twitter.com/stGbQDb355

— Jason Terry (@jasonterry31) August 22, 2016

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The addition of Terry offers a grizzled 17 year vet to help lead the youngster guards. Additionally, Bucks head coach Jason Kidd played with Terry during the Dallas Mavericks 2011 Championship run.

The deal with the Bucks is for one season and likely for the veteran minimum.

The Jet will make his solo appearance at the Toyota Center on January 18, 2017 and the Rockets will play in Milwaukee January 23.

SCS will update as free agency news develops. For now if you’re a fan who wants to follow free agency closely consider checking out my Free Agency Profiles for all 30 teams:

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